5 Days Safari hike in Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
5 Days Safari hike in Kilimanjaro Marangu Route : Marangu Route is the oldest hiking route in Mt Kilimanjaro sometimes termed as coco cola or tourist route, it’s the cheapest and the easiest route popularly used by many tourists with no high hiking experienced required.
Day 1. Arusha to Kilimanjaro (Marangu) to Mandara Hut
After our African breakfast at your hotel in Arusha, your driver guide will pick you up from our drive to Kilimanjaro national park, we will have our packed lunch for the first day. After reaching the gate where you will be registered before any activity is done, all your passport details will be required here and the next of kin or any contact person of yours. The potters will help you with the luggage as we start our hike to the mountain with great view of primates like Columbus monkey, our hike will take us 3 to 4 hours to reach Mandara Hut.
Day 2. Mandara Hut to Horombo Hut
in day 2 of your 5 Days Safari hike in Kilimanjaro Marangu Route, Have breakfast early in the morning before we start our hike of 6 hours with break offs for lunch enroute, passing through rain forest and moorland through Maundi crater to the rim where you can have clear view of Kibo Crater. Our lunch break will be around Kambi ya Taabu here if the weather is ok we will have a nice view of Kibo and Mawenzi peaks, after our lunch we start our hike continuing from where we stopped and proceed to Horombo Hut reaching late afternoon or early evening.
Day 3. Horombo Hut– Kibo Hut
On day four which starts with heavy breakfast, we will continue with our hike past the Alpine desert vegetation using the upper route passing through Mawenzi Hut, continue to Kibo hut which lies on the sanddle area known as the Alpine desert with no water around. Kibo camp has mini market where one can buy mineral water or any other soft drink. Resting early as the next day will be the summit attempt.
Day 4 Summit to Horombo Hut
Start the hike more early of the day with only hot water and biscuit, we wake up at mid night with our headlamps hiking through rocky parts to Hans Meyer cave to Gillman’s point near the crater where the challenge meets experience continue to the summit, Have celebrations on top of the summit raise all the national flags as we jubilate together. After like 3 hours we descend down to Kibo for lunch, after lunch continue to Horombo Hut where you will have dinner and overnight
Day 5: Horombo Hut to Marangu gate
on day 5 of 5 Days Safari hike in Kilimanjaro Marangu Route, Wake up early for your breakfast, after decend down to the main gate for the certificates and transfer to Arusha where the celebration will be done.
- Quality, waterproof, four-season private mountain sleeping tents:
- Professional, experienced, mountain guides:
- All Park fees
- Rescue fees
- All meals while on the Mountain
- Guides, Porters, cook salaries and park fees
- Quality Mess tents with table and chairs
- Large portions of fresh, healthy nutritious food
- Clean, purified drinking water
- Crisis management and safety procedures
- Fair and ethical treatment of porters
Items not included:
- Airport transfers
- Accommodation in Arusha
- Tanzania Visa
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Meals not listed above
- Optional Tours (short safari after your climb etc).
End of 5 Days Safari hike in Kilimanjaro Marangu Route